Plan educational, interactive and fun tours/activities for school groups and kids in Cape Town
As your home away from home, Riverlodge Backpackers is passionate about making your stay in Cape Town with us as comfortable, memorable and exciting as possible. If you are one of our guests, we have a travel information desk at reception where our staff members are always available to assist you in planning trips and tours.
Riverlodge Backpackers hosts many school groups throughout the year, as well as school sport tour groups who are visiting Cape Town. We delight in advising and organising educational and fun activities for our young guests and their teachers/guardians while in Cape Town.
Here are our top recommendation of tours and attractions you can do while staying at Riverlodge Backpackers.
HALF DAY GUIDED CITY OF CAPE TOWN TOUR
Explore the Mother City of South Africa and visit some of the famous historical and cultural places it has to offer. See Cape Town at its best with a trip to the iconic Table Mountain; see panoramic views of the city and ocean at the top of this national treasure. Explore the city bowl and experience the beauty of the Western Cape's capital as you walk around this historically rich city. Great for school groups to expose them to historical and cultural aspects of Cape Town. Click HERE to book this tour online.
Your kids will love Butterfly World's Sanctuary for animals, birds and reptiles. Walk into the lush tropical gardens at Butterfly World that is not only a butterfly park, but a sanctuary for exotic animals, a bird sanctuary, and reptile sanctuary. It is ideal for educational school group outings, home school activities, photographic opportunities and an outing during school holidays when they have their daily animal shows. The eco-lesson is presented by a qualified teacher. They cover the life cycle of butterflies in a unique way and bring exotic animals into the classroom for groups to see up close, experience and touch. Read our blog about Butterfyl World HERE. Ask Riverlodge Backpacker's travel info desk/reception if you'd like them to organise an excursion to Butterfly World for your school group.
FULL DAY CAPE POINT GUIDED TOUR IN CAPE TOWN
When in Cape Town, a Cape Point tour is a MUST do. Travel on one of the most scenic drives in the world to the most South-Western tip of Africa, also know as the Cape of Good Hope, or Cape Point. Experience the incredible landscapes of South Africa at the Cape Point National Park and see interesting wildlife while you travel this amazing area (Baboons, Dassies, Tortoises and several species of bird). Visit the lighthouses at Cape Point and see the panoramic view of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meeting. Explore Boulder's Beach and see the indigenous African penguins. This tour is an absolute treat for any kind of guest, whether you're a solo traveler, a construction company, on a volunteer program or a school group. Click HERE to book this tour online.
Who doesn't love a bit of adrenaline and excitement? This zip line activity is located just outside of Cape Town and is definitely one of the favourite things to do with our school groups. It's situated in a World Heritage Site within CapeNature’s Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, located in the scenic Elgin Valley. The students always seem so refreshed when they get back to Riverlodge Backpackers after doing this zip line activity, and it's especially great for team building purposes. Click HERE to book this tour online.
Giraffe House aims to provide a place to experience and learn about animals and why they are special. School groups will have an introduction on the animals at Giraffe House which include, just to name a few, giraffe that is the tallest land animal, blue crane that is our national bird, ostrich that is the biggest bird, springbok that is our national animal etc. Other subjects that are covered are the Big 5. They'll then enjoy an interactive creepy crawly show and viewing of the animals. Ask Riverlodge Backpacker's travel info desk/reception if you'd like them to organise an excursion to the Giraffe House for your school group.
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